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Valentine’s Treat

Valentine’s Treat

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and have settled back into uni life.

In the past few days I have been experiencing a craving for cookies! It sounds weird I know, but sometimes I just crave random things from fruit to sweets.

So this week, I thought I would turn my craving into a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day! I got this recipe from Tanya Burr and oh my goodness, they are AMAZING!

You will need:

  • 200g butter
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 275g self raising flour
  • 75g cocoa powder
  • 1 bar of Dairy Milk
  • 1 bar of white chocolate

Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.

Step 2: Prepare your baking trays by lining them with greaseproof paper

Step 3: Add the caster sugar and butter into a mixing bowl. Tip: Add the sugar first so it won’t stick to the butter.

Step 4: Stir until light and soft. Tip: You can use a mixer, however I used a classic wooden spoon and it worked just as well.

Step 5: Add the egg and mix together.

Step 6: Add in the flour and cocoa powder. Tip: If you are hand mixing it, don’t put it all into the bowl at once, try adding a little at a time.

Step 7: Break up your chocolate and add into the mixture. Tip: If you are finding it hard to mix the chunks in with the spoon, just use your hands!

Step 8: Section the dough into balls and place them onto your baking trays. You can make them as big or small as you like.

Step 9: Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Tip: They will not look cooked when you take them out of the oven. I did get worried when placing a knife in the centre and the mixture being on it when pulling it out, however it does harden when cooling.

Step 10: Leave to cool for 5 minutes. Tip: If you leave it too long, it may be hard to cut into shapes.

Step 11: Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut your cookies into shapes.

Step 12: Leave to cool for a further 25 minutes.


Jessica x